Google challenges Apple with touchscreen laptop

Glenn Chapman Google unveils a touchscreen notebook computer designed for high-end users, throwing down a gauntlet for Apple and its MacBooks.

New Microsoft Office for iPad tested

New direction: Microsoft Office for iPad.

David Flynn The verdict on the software package that could see your tablet finally usurp your laptop.


Apple planning thinner iPad: report

Tim Culpan and Adam Satariano Apple is preparing to introduce a new, thinner iPad, sources familiar with the plans say.

Hot spots

With a little help from wi-fi


James Manning The spread of free hot spots suggests we can almost always be connected.

'Spyware' installed on rental laptops


Ben Grubb An Australian business that rents out computers is installing software that in the US has been used to spy on users, including taking webcam images.


Which tablet to buy for Christmas?


David Pogue The gadget most likely to be found under the tree this year is thin, battery-powered and flat.

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Australians addicted to tablets


Liam Tung Microsoft set to offer Australian retailers its iPad competitor ahead of other nations on the back of world-leading tablet popularity.


Four of the best from Vegas electronics show

Attendees wearing 3-D glasses watch the world's first '3-D video wall' during a presentation at the LG booth during the 2013 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 8-11 and is expected to feature 3,100 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees.AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR

The world's largest gadget show wrapped up on Friday, and the organisers said it was the biggest ever, beating last year's record in terms of the floor space companies purchased to display their...


Is it a tablet? A PC? It's both

Surface Pro

David Pogue Microsoft's Surface Pro is a full-blown computer, complete with powerful i5 processor.

Not so smart

The gifts that turn you into a workaholic


Michelle Griffin Beware of bosses bearing digital "gifts" that will turn your weekends into work time.

Tablet season

Take a tablet for a cheerful Christmas


'Tis the season of the tablet.

Cotton candy

Tiny USB actually a personal computer

Candy USB.

Glenda Kwek Norwegian developers have created one of the world's smallest computers on a USB-like stick.

Android invasion

Review: Sony Tablet S

sony tablet s

Asher Moses Sony’s Tablet S is the best Android tablet yet but it’s no iPad killer, writes Asher Moses.

Hot gadgets

Apple's iPad: future-proof or passing fad?


Louisa Hearn With a new iPad coming next week, can Apple's tablet shrug off its label as a plaything for well-heeled technophiles to become the computing device of the future?

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Wired generation

Hyper-connected and happy


Ted Gregory Constant connection to electronic devices is second nature to millennials.


Death to Microsoft Word


Tom Scocca Microsoft Word is cumbersome, inefficient, and a relic of obsolete assumptions about technology. Tom Scocca believes it's time we all gave it up.


Why your wi-fi network is never safe


Matt Smith With almost 50 per cent of Australia's internet subscribers using mobile or wireless broadband, serious concerns are being raised about the security of wireless systems and the ease of hacking.

Work space

Gen Y shuts door on open-plan century

Silhouette of a man holding a laptop computer at sunset with cityscape in the background --- wi fi technology, bluetooth, wireless technology, internet, home office, work, lap top, information technology. Monday 8th December 2003
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Catherine Armitage Technology and a younger workforce are reshaping the office, writes Catherine Armitage.

Travel tips

Hotel internet an open door for hackers


Have you ever downloaded a software update from your hotel room or a coffee shop? If your answer is yes, then you may have been hacked.

Security risk

Connect with care when travelling


Juha Saarinen How to travel safely with your tech, for your own sake and everyone else's.